Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Do I have to pay child support until 22 if child is attending only 2 days a week and doing homestudy for the rest?

Q:  Child is 21 and has been a in full time college and lives with her mother. NY decree says child support until 22 if she is a full time student. Child has never had a job and doesnt plan on it. Doesnt drive also. She was in school 4 days a week but now is going to attend 2 days a week and do independent study for the rest of her classes. Do i have to pay the last years child support? Will a judge still consider that full time schooling and would her never working even a part time job in her life go against her at all? Custodial parent hasnt worked in 3 years also.

A:  David's Answer:  What matters is whether the school considers that "full-time." If she is taking 12 credits, that's probably considered full-time & thus it doesn't matter how many days she's actually on campus. For a full assessment, schedule a consultation with an Orange/Westchester Child Support attorney. -- David Bliven, Westchester Child Support attorney (

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